For the sixth year in a row, Living Cities’ Catalyst Impact Funds have been selected for the ImpactAssets 50 (IA50), an impact investing showcase featuring fund managers that deliver social, environm…
Intrigued by the potential of the Pay For Success model, two organizations partnered to creatively apply the model to the vexing social and health challenges of green infrastructure.
The word "innovation" gets thrown around a lot, but in Pay for Success, whether or not a project encourages and enables innovation is a key consideration.
The Pay for Success field continues to gain traction. Our new blog series will walk you through how Living Cities decides which Pay for Success projects to consider investing in, in the hopes that ot…
We are at a unique moment in time in our country where we need to harness capitalism and private capital in new and transformative ways to close racial gaps in income and wealth. The essays in this s…
Upfront costs pose a barrier to getting Pay for Success deals off the ground. We've illustrated how the new "Construction Loan" will address those barriers and create opportunity to scale Pay for Suc…
Our newest blog series delves into four, unique accelerants that put U.S. cities on the verge of something "very special" in 2016. In this post: the unprecedented availability of impact investment ca…
Our Blended Catalyst Fund is helping to scale the Pay for Success field.
A weekly round-up of articles, videos and other timely information that you won't want to miss. This week's post covers promising ideas and fresh perspectives on capital innovation.
Impact investment vehicles like Community Investment Notes present a promising, community driven approach to fund efforts that support people impacted by the justice system.
Among this week's roundup of reading recommendations from our staff: two big announcements that could have a significant impact on low-income people and communities of color.
This weekly round-up of 'must-read' articles showcases a variety of perspectives on and approaches to social change work with people at their core.
Last week, Jim Anderson of Bloomberg Philanthropies and Andrea Phillips of Goldman Sachs shared lessons from their investment in a social impact bond to reduce recidivism at Riker’s Island. Ben Hec…
As part of a series of Twitter Chats, we’ll talk with changemakers about expanding the field of impact investing to get dramatically better results for low-income people.
When considering Pay For Success transactions, we pay special attention to each step in the process - both before the intervention begins and after it ends.
This week, we’re sharing a round-up of articles and information that examine different perspectives on capital and private-sectors approaches to systems change.
To get comfortable investing in a Pay for Success deal, it’s important to understand whether the government has both the commitment and the policy framework necessary to support a successful project.
As we continue our series on the 4 Ps of Pay for Success (PFS), we explore the core outcome of a PFS transaction, whether or not a “Program” can produce and measure impact.
Partnerships, one of the 4 Ps of Pay for Success (PFS) are a cornerstone of any PFS transaction. While partnerships have their own complications, we consider four aspects of partnership crucial to PF…
A new financing mechanism requires a new way of underwriting. Here are the top four things to consider before investing in any Pay for Success Project.
A weekly round-up of articles, information and resources on how organizations across sectors are working to achieve dramatically better results for low-income people, faster.
In this second installment of an interview with Julie Nelson, she explains how local government can help advance racial equity and offers advice for jurisdictions considering taking on this work.
The potential of Pay for Success is so profound for society that it’s worth all the hard work.
Is Pay for Success a forcing mechanism that can make Collective Impact tables work?